A Test, can save lives

I wish there is a Test that can quickly diagnose the disease when patient come to hospital or go to see doctor.

Maybe it is a dream. But I think it may come true. Because more and more diseases are found to be related to gene mutation. A gene test might be the solution, and it is usually quick and not invasive.

These days, I can always see or hear the stories people's disease being diagnosed however it is too late to operate or treat.

I had a patient who came to hospital because of diarrhea and vomiting, which might be life-threatening for this kidney transplant patient. He had all sorts of test, blood tests, CT, ultrasound etc. However, no diagnosis can be clarified. We just felt he is a odd sick man. One day morning, he said to us he felt numb from his chest to his legs. He, then again, had MRI of bone.

What they found in this result is he has tumor in spinal, and it is un-operative now. When they review all the previous imagines, they found a sign of this tumor which is operative. However, it was too hard to figure at that time......

I saw another story, which is similar to this. A little boy had been waiting 11 days for all the tests to exclude all the possible cause, and finally find a rare cancer. By that time, this little boy was already very sick.

We, in medical society, have been seen many people have been waiting for the results of all sorts of the tests. Because there is no A Test can diagnose all the diseases. What all the tests do are to give information to let medical stuff to exclude some possible disease, so the last one is the diagnosis. Because lots of disease has similar signs and symptoms, it is very hard to diagnose the primary disease depending on these.

However, gene technic has been developed very well. There are lots of disease has been clarified that are related to gene mutation. A simple blood sample might tell the truth of the disease by the gene technic one day .....


Aussie likes being drunk rather than dancing.

December 8, 2007.

This is Christmas Dinner for Matthew's working place. Of course, there are some other young people.

After a long waiting dinner, we were thinking of doing something else. Some people said to go to Karaoke, which is more interesting for Matthew and I. And we know, there is a Nightclub, called Buddha Bar, has Karaoke, cocktail bar and dancing poor. So, Matthew and I suggested to go there, and it is only 3mins to walk.

Well, I knew it is a very popular place for Karaoke, so booking ahead was required. Matthew and I therefore went there to ask. 40mins to wait the earliest room. We called Alex, and told him, people can drink cocktail or dance there while waiting. However, they, over the other end of the phone, decided to go to another bar, which was fine, as long as they made decision.

We walk back to the restaurant, and walked about 15mins to the bar. I was hoping there would be dancing poor, so that I still could have fun. Oh well, it is a lounge bar, only for drinking, yes music, but no one dance!!!!!!!!!

Matthew and I decided to leave.......

Why? Just drinking and talking to each partner. I do respect people enjoy drinking cocktail, but not in those kind of music environment--dancing music? Come on!!!!!

Yulan in Colors

I don't usually make up or dress up.

I usually just use some moisture cream, but I tend to chose very good and suitable for me. Clinique is now my favorite now. Weeks ago I bought some products again as usual. The shop assistant then ask me whether I am interested in free making up. For sure, and there would be a Christmas dinner of Matthew's working place, why not just give it a try.

I went there, last Saturday, and had a adventure of dark color for my eyes...... I still feel that is not very suitable for me. Or, I believe she should have done a bit more skilful. yulan in Qipao

Well, it is free. What can you say.....